Angelou

Exterior image of Angelou Residence Hall.

Maya Angelou Residence Hall opened in 2016 and completes the South Forest neighborhood of first-year residence halls. The hall was named for poet, author, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou taught poetry and literature to generations of Wake Forest students as the Reynolds Professor of American Studies from 1982 until her death in 2014. She described herself as a “teacher who writes,” but the impact of her legacy of courage, honesty and strength reaches well beyond the classroom. The pen and bird on the seal signify the uplifting power of Dr. Angelou’s words in works like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “Still I Rise.”

Famous Alumni: Their stories are still being written. Perhaps by you.

Upcoming Events

Nov 23, 2017: Sicko - works by Sarah Lewiecki, curated by Andy Rosenwald at START Gallery

Opening reception Tues., Nov. 7 from 5-7PM Sicko is a solo exhibition of works in diverse media...

Nov 23, 2017: Tim Youd: Moveable Type at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

Monday - Friday 10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm In her 1964 essay Against Interpretation...

Nov 24, 2017: Sicko - works by Sarah Lewiecki, curated by Andy Rosenwald at START Gallery

Opening reception Tues., Nov. 7 from 5-7PM Sicko is a solo exhibition of works in diverse media...

Nov 24, 2017: Tim Youd: Moveable Type at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

Monday - Friday 10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm In her 1964 essay Against Interpretation...

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